|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
3 bedroom, 2 bath Beachfront Condo in Indian Shores, FL-707 Sandcastle
3 Bedroom Beach lovers Paradise! This Indian Shores condo is a great beach front vacation rental! Watch the FANTASTIC SUNSETS over the Gulf of Mexico from your covered 7th floor oceanfront balcony. Take a stroll on the beach, relax in the warm sun poolside, or soak in the hot tub, all just steps away. Fire up the BBQ grill for that fresh catch or burgers at the on site picnic area.
The Living room and master bedroom open up to the beachfront balcony. Sleep comfortably in your large open master suite with king size bed, The second bedroom has two queen beds, and a double bed is in the 3rd bedroom. Linens and bath towels provided. The fully equipped kitchen has every convenience from home you desire. You won't miss a game on the cable tv and your family will be able to stay connected via internet during your stay on the beach. A washer and dryer is located inside the unit for your convenience. Parking for a single car is provided.
Walk to several Indian Shores restaurants, shops and parks or rent bikes, a boat or jet skis. Visit the Clearwater Beach area for award winning beaches, amazing restaurants, nightlife, our local star “Winter” from “Dolphin Tale” at the Clearwater Aquarium. Enjoy wave runners, para-sailing, Segway, dolphin tours, deep sea fishing, dinner cruises at the Clearwater Marina. Make sure to go to the Pier 60 for the nightly sunset celebration. There are several area golf courses, only minutes away. Go to Johns Pass to experience their waterfront restaurants, fabulous shopping and water excursions. St Pete/Clearwater airport is 20 minutes away and Tampa International Airport is 30 minutes away. Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and the Florida Aquarium is only 45 minutes away. Orlando, Disney, Universal and Sea World, are all only 90 minutes away. Local sports include the Tampa Bay Rays baseball, Buccaneers football, Lightning hockey, the St Pete Indy Car Race, and the MLB spring training facilities. The Clearwater Beach area is a wonderful place to spend the winter, visit spring training, have a blast during spring break, a perfect wedding retreat, a romantic honeymoon or a much needed family summer vacation. Exactly what you want for beach vacation.
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On arrival, the unit appeared okay, but we quickly discovered many issues that could have been remedied with simple maintenance & care. The one thing we laughed at our entire visit was the MASTER BATH shower curtain - baby monkeys and birdies - really in the master bath! Not to mention the big wad of black hair that was stuck to it - GROSS! Also, the soap holder was broken & outside shower curtain was moldy. Personally thought the towels provided were something pulled from a rag pile: most were bleach spotted and ragged. The kitchen was another area we became frustrated with. All the utensils and glasses/cups were filthy. Anytime we intended on using anything it required a good cleansing first. And no drawer liners which gave the drawers a disgusting appearance with all the dirt and grit in there. The stove had hard crust on the burners and the oven looked like it hadn't been cleaned in months! The refrigerator has some sort of leak that has been going on for some time because there are mold spots on the wall next to the frig and in the back bedroom adjoining wall. We thought some wet towels had caused the bed comforter to get wet - we learned it was the frig. And continuing on, the beds in all the rooms have sleep-spots or "bowls" for you to sleep in. It is quite visible just by looking at them, let alone actually feeling it when you are in them. The master bed actually had a bowl and a decline so when you rollover you may very well roll off since you are on a slant. The 2nd bed with the queen beds includes a TV - great no remote - get used to getting up and down - just like we did in the 70's!!! Universal remotes are inexpensive today!! Not sure the sheets were even washed since we were sticking to them during the night, sure didn't smell fresh. So why didn't we just wash them, well that leads to the washer/dryer unit. The unit is moldy inside and rusty outside. We washed some towels and they smelled bad afterward. And that water catch thing in the back of the washer is awful/filthy/DISGUSTING - obviously not checked in quite some time. Lots of dust and junk floating around back there, so we weren't messing with that at all! The beach view is fabulous, but the balcony needs a good bleach scrub or KILZ paint to get rid of the grime on the floor. Our recommendation to the owner - fire your cleaning/maintenance staff! The condo sucked overall, but the beach/view was great. The owner could spend about $100 to fix a majority of the issues.
The biggest problem was parking. It DOES say 1 parking space but i totally missed that. As a 3 bedroom condo (we had 3 generations of family with 3 cars staying) 1 spot was a REAL problem. We had to pay quite a bit for public parking for the week. Take this into consideration when staying. Also the 3rd bedroom is VERY tiny. It might have been ok for children but was a struggle for us as we were all adults. The balcony however was wonderful! It is handicap friendly which was a plus for us. Would like to see some kind of board walk all the way to ocean for wheel chair bound people .
We absolutely loved this condo. One week isn't enough. It has lots of room and a breathtaking view. We were able to see a baby shark, manatee, stingrays(2 ppl were stung) and dolphins everyday! The beach was very family oriented and not crowded at all! Our only complaint is the back door to the balcony was very hard to open. The owner was quick to answer any questions I had though. Will definitely stay again!
This condo is in bad need of some upgrading and TLC. The 2 doors at the entrance need some painting and cleaning bad. This gives a bad impression before you open the door. Some improvements have been made such as the new tile and laminate flooring, though I believe the tile throughout would be a better choice. The bedrooms on the east side need drapes or some way to keep the early morning light out. The A/C didn't work very well. I checked the filter and it was completely stopped up. I reported it and got no response. I ended up buying one myself and installing it which improved the cooling. The coils, both inside and out, need cleaning. Outside unit is in storage closet off deck (poor design). There was a sign on dryer about making sure water was in the box behind dryer. Well it was bone dry and full of lint. The dryer exhausting back into the living makes the A/C have to work that much harder, beside the fact you're pumping all that lint out inside, to be pulled back into A/C filter. Poor design again. Bathrooms need updating. Cleaning of unit prior to our arrival was lacking. Lot of dust and lint around probably caused a lot because of dryer setup. I was disappointed with the stay considering the cost. The pool area and hot-tub were nice and well kept. Ceiling fans in bedrooms a plus.
The pictures on the website must be older or strategically taken as to not show the wear and tear. The black furniture in the living room is peeling so we placed a blanket over it to sit on it. The entryway door could use some paint and a welcome mat or rug to allow for catching sand from beach. There was no hair dryer in the unit. Typical cleaning issues, we found toenails left on the wood flooring, not fully dusted under the furniture, the bath fan in the master bath shows a lot of dust. The rugs seem dirty to the touch, not sure if they have been washed lately. A lot of slipping issues. The rugs in condo are not rubber backed and my son-in-law slipped and fell in the guest tub/shower and hurt himself due to no bath mat or non skid protection in either shower and no grip bars. It was obvious that some people are not courteous of the next guests as dishes were put away dirty. Opened the kitchen utensil drawer and a silver fish was crawling on the edge of the drawer. The left side of the toaster only toasts bread on 1 side. When my son removed his linens for cleaning the day we left, he saw the mattress has a large round stain on it. The outside patio could use a scrubbing as we came in from looking at the view our first day and our feet were just black. My daughter scrubbed the inside floors herself. We like the location and the beach area and the people are very friendly. Just some what of a "dirty" feeling when staying there. Could use some up keep and some renovating.
Everything in the condo was great except the dishes. The glasses, plates and cutlery were extremely dirty and had what a film all over the dishes. There was only 1 dish cloth and 1 dish towel. After scubbing the dishes without success the first night we arrived (which is not how I envisioned our fist night) we ended up buying disposal plates, cups and cutlery for the entire week. We emailed the contact for the condo but never got a response.
Clearwater is a quiet Florida town that boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Florida. Wiggle your toes in the sugary soft sand, partake in the wide array of watersports available, or spend the day sightseeing. No matter what Clearwater activities you choose, you can't go wrong with a Clearwater vacation and iTrip.net's lineup of Clearwater condo rentals.
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A Clearwater vacation can't be complete without an evening visit to Pier 60, a short distance from our Clearwater condos, to see the most beautiful sunsets in Florida. Each night Sunsets at Pier 60 celebrate the setting sun with live music, local arts and crafts and street performers. After a long day of fun in the sun, you'll be glad to return to one of our Clearwater condos to recharge and start it all again in the morning. Here at iTrip.net, we know how important a truly spectacular vacation is and that is why we strive to offer only the best Clearwater condo rentals.